Keys turn to Rodriguez after walk-off loss
Zach Davies threw a seven-inning scoreless gem last night and was in line for his fifth win of the season when Nicky Delmonico hit a two-run homer in the eighth, breaking a scoreless tie in Zebulon, N.C. But the Carolina Mudcats rallied against reliever Miguel Chalas to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth and won it 3-2 on a walk-off single in the ninth.
*Read the game recap on FrederickKeys.com here.
The good news for the Keys is that they’re stopper, Eduardo Rodriguez starts tonight. Frederick’s 20-year-old ace makes his first start since pitching a scoreless inning at the California-Carolina All-Star Game a week ago in San Jose. More on Rodriguez and tonight’s 7:15 p.m. game against the Mudcats is below. in today’s game notes:
*Not good news for former Key and top prospect Dylan Bundy, who experienced some discomfort while throwing from 120 feet, Bundy hasn’t pitched this season and was shut down this spring after experiencing tightness in his forearm. Read all about Bundy’s set back from the O’s writer of your choice:
*Here’s a story about Keys manager Ryan Minor, written by Shane Mettlen for The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. An excerpt:
Ryan Minor looks a bit cramped in the Frederick Keys manager’s office, a tiny room in the corner of the clubhouse. Perhaps he’s too big for the Carolina League, but he’s comfortable here. He’s once again a rising star, moving up in the organization that in the 1990s drafted him twice as a player.
“I really am very fortunate to be a part of this organization,” he said.
*Here’s former Key Matt Wieters’ walk-off grand slam against Tampa Bay in April, just because:
The Keys come back home Friday. Keep shaking those keys.